The Children’s Hospital School supports pupils from 8 main groups across 12 wards of the Children’s Hospital, each with very discrete needs:
- Oncology, childhood cancers in all its forms;
- Neurological conditions including brain injuries both medically and accidentally incurred;
- Cystic Fibrosis and other respiratory conditions
- Gastro conditions e.g. Crohns disease
- All types of injuries and surgery both acute and elective (including orthopaedic);
- A variety of medical conditions including those with unexplained symptoms;
- Acute episodes of Mental ill Health;
- Renal conditions, including those receiving regular Dialysis treatment.
The Children’s Hospital School offers education for children and young people from Early Years Foundation Stage 2 to Post 16. The pupils range in their educational needs from pupils with PMLD to Year 13 students studying for A’ levels.
Teaching takes place at the bedside, in side rooms and in classrooms in the School Area, which also has use of an outside space. Teaching and learning at the Hospital School is highly personalised and takes place mostly on a 1:1 basis. A strong professional relationship with the NHS teams ensures a connected holistic approach.
At CHS we intend to provide our pupils with a rich and varied curriculum which enables them to develop and maintain a love of and success in their learning whilst preparing them to transition as seamlessly as possible into their next educational setting or challenge.
Assistant Head Teacher
Hospital and Home Education Learning Centre